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22 Aug Kayaker. Hauturu (Clark Island) The Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer (D.O.) received a call from NZ Police of a kayaker in need of assistance on Hauturu Is. The D.O. alerted Whangamata Surf Club who tasked an IRB to the scene. The rescued kayaker was safely brought ashore and assessed by St John staff. The kayaker had no lifejacket or other safety equipment.

Total Whangamata Coastguard involvement 1 hr.

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